Are You Willing to Pay $100 to Watch the Mayweather-Pacqiao Fight on TV?

Mayweather-Pacquiao get paid
Guess who's making all the money? (shosports/YouTube)

The fight of the century will captivate sports fans and take quite a toll on their pockets. For all the hype this fight has brought over the last few years, now it’s coming–but at an incredible price.

The most anticipated fight ever has a price tag to match the hype.

HD viewers will have to pay $99 bucks and SD viewers need to lay down $89. That’s obviously the most expensive fight ever, and probably the most expensive anything on pay-per-view.

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. win the most important fight of his career? (Image: “Floyd Mayweather, Jr. June 2011” by Chamber of FearFlickr: Floyd Mayweather. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Are you willing to fill the pockets of our favorite boxers and promoters with your hard earned cash? I think the high price tag to tune in will have a lot of people questioning if the hype is at a $100 dollar height.

They’d only charge as much as they think people are willing to pay. If a rematch comes soon after, I have a hunch they’ll be adjusting prices, or people may be looking for alternative ways to watch boxing.

Manny Pacquiao

Compared to Floyd, Pacquiao is less flashy outside the ring, more flashy inside the ring. (Image: “Manny Pacquiao at 87th NCAA cropped” by inboundpass – This file was derived from: Manny Pacquiao at 87th NCAA.jpg: . Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

If people do throw a ton of money out to watch, then I’m sure the next big fights and PPV events will look to the Mayweather-Pacquiao $100 precedent in setting their own prices.

But in the age of Twitter, and websites with live sports updates, I might have to sit this one out, while still following the action via other means.

Pacquiao mural

Pacquiao is considered the favorite by many. (Image: to Credit: Lord Jim via Compfight cc)

Of course, you could always split the cost to watch with friends and family. Maybe everybody pays $10. Or you find some sports bar or other local place showing the fight on TV.

But if Mayweather and Pacquiao have enough wealthy fans, then all this means nothing. The wealthy will tune in, and the less affluent are to catch all the action on social media and the web.

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